This is the last of the three HCM-Pro that I bought during HLJ’s clearance sale and supposedly my most special one since it’s “Special Painted’ in pearl white and gloss colors as opposed to flat colors. The figure/model also have more markings than the original. Up to this day, I still don’t know if HCM-Pros are figures or models >_>. That doesn’t matter though since this will be my last HCM-Pro I’ll ever buy…
I hate the packaging… The box is unnecessarily big. It’s roughly the size of a HG 1/144 Gundam. Just look at all the spaces in there! The package takes up so much room for such a little thing. I would much prefer the regular HCM-Pro box size.
Out of the box, the HCM-Pro Nu Gundam looks very good. The paint scheme is awesome and the body is rigid; this figure doesn’t feel flimsy. Details mimic its GFF counterpart but only half as extreme but still superb. Three pairs of hands, a spare v-fin, and all its armaments are included. Also first is that this is the only HCM-Pro that doesn’t have loose joints and floppy limps like my other two, Destiny Gundam and Akatsuki. This Nu is about only a little less sturdy than its MG Counterpart but more poseable.
A closer inspection of the figure and the cool factor drops a few notches. You can see NUB MARKS on this thing. I took my knife and shaved them off. The paint is not exactly perfect either with paint rubbing off here and there and some tiny smears. Tiny bits here and there that add some little annoyance. Beside this, I’m actually quite happy with this one than the other two.
Just for Show
Sure this thing looks good and is very playable but it sure isn’t $30+ worthy playable. I’m glad I only paid around $20 for this but even then, I felt like it should be cheaper. The size is great for playing around with; this Nu is only a head shorter than the average GFF.
I guess HCM-Pro is not for me then ^^;